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5 Matching questions

  1. Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  2. Glucosamine sulfate
  3. Kava (Piper methysticum) Side Effects
  4. Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) Side Effects
  5. Garlic (Allium sativum)
  1. a osteoarthritis, often in combo with chrondroitin
  2. b Nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy, motion sickness, post-operative or chemotherapy
  3. c headache, excitability, cardiac disturbanes, fatigue, blurry vision, grogginess

    Due to CNS depression, do not use with general anesthetics, benzodiazepines, non-benzo sedatives, barbiturates, opioids
  4. d Reduce cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and inhibit platelet aggregation
  5. e Sedation, euphoric, kava dermopathy (dry, flaking discolored skin), HEPATOTOXICITY

    ethanol, Parkinson's disease, CNS depressants
    Discontinue 24 hours prior to general anesthesia

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Gel is used topically in treatment of burns and wounds.

    There have been some work done using these as a mouth rinse. Be careful not to swallow, however, because it has a strong laxative effect
  2. St. John's Wort
    Black Cohosh
  3. Hypersensitivity especially in people with severe allergies or allergic to daisies, including ragweed. Do not use in patients taking immunosuppressants or with auto-immune dx, HIV, TB
  4. Aloe LATEX or "drug aloe" comes from the glands in the leaf surface and has strong laxative properties, leading to side effects including severe abdominal cramping and fluid loss and is not recommended.
  5. Will produce exaggerated effects:

    Antidepressants (SSRI's, TCA's or MAOI's)
    Some opioids (tramadol, meperidine, dextromethorphan)
    Amphetamine, cocaine
    MDMA (ecstacy), LSD, psilocybin
    Triptans (migraine)

5 True/False questions

  1. Herds Important to Dental Surgery: SedativesDiscontinue before anesthesia:
    Clove oil
    Passion Flower
    Valerian Root


  2. Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis)GI upset, headache


  3. Licorice root extractMay reduce growth of canker sores


  4. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Side EffectsCNS depression and arrhythmia at toxic doses
    Anti-platelet effects may increase bleeding (might want to stop taking it 2 weeks prior to dental procedure)
    -Generally safe


  5. Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis) Side Effects-Periodontitis: weak evidence
    -Eczema: modest benefits
    -Cardiovascular: limited data appears supportive
    -PMS: no likely effect
    -Menopause: no effect
    -Peripheral Neuropathy: benefited patients with well-controlled diabetes


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